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English noun: pearl

1. pearl (possession) a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel

Broader (hypernym)gem, jewel, precious stone

Narrower (hyponym)seed pearl

2. pearl (attribute) a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Synonymsbone, ivory, off-white

Broader (hypernym)white, whiteness

3. pearl (shape) a shape that is spherical and small

SamplesHe studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops.
Beads of sweat on his forehead.

Synonymsbead, drop

Broader (hypernym)sphere

Narrower (hyponym)dewdrop, teardrop

English verb: pearl

1. pearl (contact) gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and pearl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

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